The regional economy remained vigorous until the late 16th century.
The Igartubeiti Farm in Ezkio-Itsaso, an elegant example of wooden architecture in the 16th and FerreteriaMirandaola17th centuries, offers us a unique opportunity to understand the lifestyle and atmosphere of this period. In Bergara, one of the main complements of large-scale Renaissance farms is conserved, the Agarre Barn, from the 16th century, which was used as storage for meat, fruit and grain.
The blacksmiths of the area were also kept busy during this period, as can be seen in the Mirandaola Ironworks in Legazpi- it is like taking a trip back in time. As well, in Legazpi, a visit must be made to the Igaralde Mill, which is another important contraption of this period, related to the crafts of making cheese and bread, the basic diet of the blacksmiths. An approach to this art can be made at the Ekomuseo Shepherd Museum and the Rincón del Pan Bread Museum.
Regarding salt production, an essential product in the Middle Ages, in 1533 a guild was founded GatzarenMuseoafor this purpose in Leintz Gatzaga, under the auspices of Santa Columba and in 1542, bylaws were set forth governing salt production and distribution. Salt or "white gold" production is described in detail at the Salt Museum near the Sanctuary of Dorleta.